Abba Kyari Granted Bail After 18 Months In Prison

DCP Abba Kyari

The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari has been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Kyari was on Thursday granted bail by Justice James Omotosho in a case in which he and two of his brothers: Baba Kyari and Ali Kyari are accused of failing to declare assets to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Ruling in an application filed by the defendant, Justice James Omotosho granted conditional bail to Kyari at the sum of N50m with two sureties in like sum.

Justice Omotosho stated that the sureties must have property worth N25m within the jurisdiction.

Other conditions include that Kyari and his sureties are to deposit their international passport, their statement of accounts, the title deed of the sureties’ property and recent passport photographs with the court registrar.

Besides, the judge further subjected the endorsement of his release warrant to the developments in another case pending before Justice Emeka Nwite wherein he is being tried with four others on drug-related offences.


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